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Impending Gloom

Measly shadows, painted on the promise of darkness,
 stretch across the open fields,
 as nature changes her complexion.
Lake Erie, a bright orange, burns
while the sun plunges into speculation.
The egrets know it is coming;
 boisterously, they perform the ritual of the twilight.
Children sneak the last play,
as the darkness tiptoes in.
The soft wind carries the thoughts of creatures stirring;
mortals warming up for the thrills of the nightlife.
Joy is pending, laughter is imminent,
but death will take its toll.
It’s the tale of two jungles existing side by side.
The dusk, at a snail's pace, settles in;
the sickle-less reaper of souls.
There are strange affairs when these jungles come alive.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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I was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica. I was told that I can write, so I wrote and continues to write. I am currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. I enjoy reading "real" poetry. My favorite books are the Pslams, Proverbs and Songs of Solomon.Poetry is not just vocabulary, and use of metaphors and formats. Don't be tricked. Poetry should speak life. I love a poem that tells a story. The most memorable poems are the ones that tell someone's story. I don't care about ratings; the truth is always hated. People are people where-ever we go. more…

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